Reality TV World Show Updates   People News   Spoiler News   Entertainment News   RealityTVDB   POP Hollywood   Reality TV News Wire
Features & Interviews   Sexy Social Pics of the Day   Things to Know Profiles   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > OTHER ENTERTAINMENT NEWS > Industry NEWS

Olivia de Havilland sues FX over 'Feud' portrayal


UPI News Service, 07/11/2017 

Olivia De Havilland has sued FX, saying its series, "Feud: Bette and Joan," negatively and inaccurately portrays her as a gossip monger.

ADVERTISEMENT
The "Gone With the Wind" actress, who turned 101 recently, filed the lawsuit in California Superior Court on Friday.

She said "Feud's" showrunners used her name and image without permission or compensation.

"Putting false statements into a living person's mouth and damaging their reputation is not protected by the First Amendment because the work is cloaked as fiction," the suit reads.

"Feud" documents the rivalry between actresses Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange). Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones portrays De Havilland in the anthology series.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages for emotional distress and damage to her reputation.

It also seeks to prevent the network from using her name and image in any series in the future.

The second season of "Feud," called "Charles and Diana," will focus on the marriage and conflict between Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

The season is expected to premiere in 2018.



Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.




Copyright 2017 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.

PAID CONTENT









Take Our User Survey





Page generated Thu Sep 21, 2017 19:02 pm in 5.3728828430176 seconds

About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed



Page fetched in 5.3882210254669 seconds